Howard Dean, who led the DNC during the very successful 2006 and 2008 campaigns, might be a unity figure today. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Comedy Central Even as Democrats lick their wounds after the outcome of the 2016 elections, political life must go on, and there is a leadership vacuum at the Democratic National Committee that must soon be filled. Long-time DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, disliked intensely by Bernie Sanders partisans, was driven from the job on the eve of the Democratic National Convention after WikiLeaks released emails showing DNC staffers bad-mouthing Sanders. Several other top staffers, including the DNC executive director, left soon afterward. Interim chair Donna Brazile, usually a calming influence, instead added to the DNC’s problems when yet another WikiLeaks release suggested she may have used her paid position at CNN to give a sneak peek at a debate question to Hillary Clinton. The overall tensions at the DNC were illustrated on Wednesday morning, when, at a staff meeting, someone (we don’t know exactly who) interrupted a Brazile pep talk to scream at her and people like her for ruining the party and the country. The election of a permanent DNC chair is scheduled to… Read full this story
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